Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country (except for its borders with Lake Victoria and Lake Albert) in East-Central Africa. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.
It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania.
Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country, including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.
Beginning in 1894, the area was ruled as a protectorate by the UK, who established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from the UK on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, including a lengthy civil war that lasted over 20 years against the Lord’s Resistance Army in the Northern Region led by Joseph Kony, which has caused hundreds of thousands of casualties.
The official languages are English and Swahili, although “any other language may be used as a medium of instruction in schools or other educational institutions or for legislative, administrative or judicial purposes as may be prescribed by law.” Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and several other languages are also spoken including Runyoro, Runyankole, Rukiga, Luo and Lusoga.
Uganda is made up of numerous tribes, each with their own set of traditions and rituals. A SunTrack Adventures’ cultural tours in Uganda gives personal insight into some of the 56 different native tribes, their beliefs and their traditions.
Although, most of our cultural experiences are visiting authentic remote villages, the cities and townships of Uganda represent a unique culture of its own. Each metropolis represents an interesting blend of cultures and ethnic creeds that is reflected in the architecture, food, art, clothing and much more.
More importantly, many of the indigenous people in Uganda face great pressure from the modern world. SunTrack Adventures cultural tours in Uganda help raise awareness about their challenges, as well as the vital role they play in Africa. Additionally, a portion of the fees collected by your safari accommodation in Uganda during your Ugandan wilderness safari activities are dedicated to the local communities for education, health and special projects to improve the quality of life.
We arrange a cultural tours to local villages where you witness an authentic way of life that exists in few places in today’s world. You are welcomed into a traditional home to observe meal preparation, familial structure and ancient practices. The itineraries are culturally-sensitive so that your visit has little to no impact on the village and people.
You can also see fascinating & interesting cultural artifacts at the culture museums. When visiting Uganda – there is more to be seen and done than the classic game drives. One of the often overlooked highlights of a safari in Uganda is undoubtedly the opportunity to interact with the diverse cultures that call Uganda home.
Hiking tours in Uganda are probably one of the most exciting and in-demand activities that provide indelible memories of the scents and sounds of wild Africa.
SunTrack Adventures offers exciting walking safari itineraries in Uganda, providing great Hiking Trails and Nature Walks in Uganda. SunTrack Adventures walking safaris and hiking tours are exceptional and covers the finest locations in Uganda.
Our hiking trails are off the beaten track, giving a rare opportunity of discovering the undiscovered Uganda. Hike in tropical rain forests, explore rolling Savannah, discover little known tribal villages.
Our hiking and walking tours can be tailored to suit all fitness levels and to include different activities. This is the best way to experience Uganda’s exceptionally diverse and friendly culture and people.
Uganda is a beautiful country in the East Africa region with outstanding wildlife parks and nature reserves. It encompasses savannah, Lakelands and mountain highlands. It’s also home to mountain gorillas.
The “Big Five” game animals of Africa, that is the lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant, can be found in Uganda national parks and these include the rare mountain gorillas that can only be tracked in Uganda, Rwanda and D.R Congo.
A significant population of other wild animals, reptiles and birds can be found in the national parks and game reserves in the country. SunTrack Adventures offers the finest and budget friendly Uganda jungle safari and wildlife safari tours & game walks.
Uganda’s National Parks:
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Mt. Rwenzori National Park, Semliki Forest National Park, Budongo Forest Reserve, Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Katonga Wildlife Reserve, Mabira Forest, Kalinzu Forest Reserve, Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve
SunTrack Adventures jungle safaris and wildlife tours will take you to top national parks and game reserves for a premium game viewing experience in Uganda. Choosing a jungle safari in Uganda can be confusing as there is a whole lot more to explore and discover yet time is not always enough to key out all the highlights.
Please browse through our Uganda jungle wildlife safaris packages above and choose the best package that you believe will give you the best experience in Uganda.
SunTrack Adventures organizes tailor-made peak climbing tours, mountain climbing safaris and hiking experiences to Mount Elgon and Rwenzori for groups or individuals who are looking for a mountain wilderness adventure.
Our peak climbing trips are personalized itineraries without set departure dates. Climb some of Africa’s highest peaks of Mt. Elgon and the Rwenzori mountains.
Rwenzori Mountain Peak Climbing
SunTrack Adventures’ Rwenzori mountain climbing packages are available throughout the year. Mt Rwenzori hikers will enjoy being amongst the parks primates, birds and rare tree species.
Mount Elgon Peak Climbing
Our Mt. Elgon tours are best for first climbers. Aspirant hikers need to be reasonably fit, but no specialized equipment or skills are needed to reach the peaks, and the mountain is not so high that there’s a serious risk of the altitude-related illnesses. Trails lead past caves, viewpoints and waterfalls, with the option of camping overnight on the mountain slopes. The 7km (four-hour) mountain bamboo trail to Kapkwai Cave passes through tropical and bamboo forest.